We’ve known for over a year now that Renault is planning a sub-4 metre SUV for India. According to a new report from mint, the company could introduce this model in concept form at Auto Expo 2018.
A source in the know of the development has said that the development of the sub-4 metre SUV (codename: Renault HBC) is taking place at the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s R&D centre in Chennai. The Renault Kwid was also developed at this facility. The source suggests that Renault has started working with the vendors too about the plan for the sub-4 metre SUV. Previous reports have said that the Maruti Vitara Brezza rival will arrive in 2019.
Renault is planning not one, but a number of models for India. The company is working a premium hatchback that would require an investment of up to $400 million. This model will also measure under four metres in length. It should ride on a modified version of the CMF-A platform and reach the market in 2019.
In addition to the above, Renault will also launch a sub-4 metre MPV (codename: Renault RBC) and a pure electric car. The former, offering three-row seating, will arrive this year. The EV will arrive by 2022.